Attractions

Park in Providencia

El Pico Natural Regional Park

Don't miss a trip to El Pico Natural Regional Park for outstanding 360-degree views of the Caribbean from El Pico mountain (360m). The most popular trail begins in Casabaja. Ask for directions as several paths criss…
Beach in Providencia

Bahía Suroeste

This gorgeous bay boasts a magnificent palm-lined beach backed by steep hills. There are just a couple of hotels here so it's a great spot for true escape. If you're on the island on a Saturday afternoon, be sure to…
Beach in San Andrés

Johnny Cay Natural Regional Park

This protected 4-hectare coral islet sits about 1.5km north of San Andrés Town. It's covered with coconut groves and surrounded by a lovely white-sand beach, which is easily the best in San Andrés. The sunbathing is…
Island in Providencia

Cayo Cangrejo

Cayo Cangrejo, a small island that's part of Parque Nacional Natural Old Providence McBean Lagoon, rises sharply and dramatically off the coast. There's no beach here, but there is terrific snorkeling and diving, an…
Island in Providencia

Santa Catalina

Some tiny, deserted beaches exist on the island of Santa Catalina. It's worth a look if only to see Morgan's Head, a rocky cliff in the shape of a human face, best seen from the water. An underwater cave is at the b…
Park in Providencia

Parque Nacional Natural (PNN) Old Providence McBean Lagoon

To protect the unique marine life here, a 10-sq-km nature reserve in the island's northeast was established in 1995. About 10% of the park's area covers a coastal mangrove system east of the airport; the remaining 9…
Beach in Providencia

Bahía Manzanillo

This very lovely stretch of white-sand beach is also Providencia's wildest, with no development at all, save the much-loved Roland Roots Bar. The water here can be rough, and the beach is often strewn with seaweed, …
Village in San Andrés

San Luis

Located on the island's east coast, San Luis boasts white-sand beaches and some fine traditional wooden houses. The sea here is good for snorkeling, though conditions can be a little rough. San Luis has no center as…
Beach in Providencia

Almond Bay

A relatively little-known beach a five-minute walk downhill from the main island road, tiny Almond Bay has lovely white sand, calm clear water and very few visitors. There are a few stands serving drinks and simple …
Island in San Andrés

Haynes Cay

This small, rocky island doesn't offer beaches, but it's an idyllic and wild spot full of iguanas and great for snorkeling. There are a couple of restaurants here and it's a fun day trip for much of the year, though…